Mario D'Ovidio
Partner, Banking & Finance


T: +39 02 721 7071


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Mario is a Partner in the Banking & Finance department of Watson Farley & Williams.

He specialises in asset-based financings in the real estate, transportation and sports sectors, as well as in project finance-related matters.

He also advises arrangers and borrowers on acquisition financings (both corporate and leveraged) and on direct lending and fronted participation syndicated transactions.

Mario is also experienced in the specific area of ECA-backed lending, where he assists arrangers and ECAs on export credit and internationalisation transactions for the financing of infrastructure projects, manufacturing plants, ships and aircraft.

Mario is mentioned as a leading individual by Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA for his expertise in the banking and finance area.

Education Open

  • 1998: Degree in Law, University “La Sapienza”, Rome

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • 2001: Italian qualified lawyer

Employment Record Open

  • 2017 – present: Partner, Watson Farley & Williams, Milan
  • 2008 – 2017: Partner, DLA Piper, Milan
  • 2006 – 2008: Senior Associate, Clifford Chance, Milan
  • 2005: Senior Associate, Clifford Chance, London
  • 2002 – 2005: Associate/Senior Associate, Clifford Chance, Milan
  • 2001 –2002: Associate, Grimaldi Clifford Chance, Rome
  • 1999 – 2001: Trainee, Grimaldi Clifford Chance, Rome

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